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Old 09-07-2006, 03:07 PM
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cat/kitten

There may be some of you out there who think it is good of us to post photo's for you to play with, well this one is different
Basicaly i adore the face of the cat but what ever technique i have tried initialy high key ( i know dream on with that background ) or a sketch nothing has turned out ok, i cant make a good selection, there is a lot of noise on the kitten or the background etc etc etc and to be quite frank it is driving me loopy and unfortunately she wont strike the same pose for me to try and get a better photo
so i am being selfish and posting it to maybe drive you all the same

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Old 09-07-2006, 05:24 PM
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I might do some changes tomorrow (late here already), but I couldn't resist to post what I've done so far (in Artrage2 ofcourse ).

Best viewed from some distance

Edit: Removed the update cause I really wasn't satisfied with it after looking at it over and over again..

Edit: Out of sheer lazyness I mixed my first painting with the overdone second painting in Photoshop. The result looks quite interesting imho..
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Old 09-08-2006, 01:22 AM
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palms, try a horizontal crop. and thanks for posting it

did this starting with a usm layer at 3 radius, 112 strength. then impressionist-old masters preset. then ran the Art script in psp 10. set some blend modes and backed off one layer.

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Old 09-08-2006, 03:17 AM
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I knew this photo would turn out good in the right hands
Drach you have created a lovely feel of simplicity look forward to any changes please post them seperate so this one stays as it is (was it art rage ? bet you love it )
Craig superb ( it gets better the bigger you see it ) the texture is great
really like these posts so far
Well after starting this thread i had a go at this effect not sure of it and not where i originaly intended to go, but at least after 100's ( well almost) attempts at something it is something ?

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Old 09-08-2006, 09:10 AM
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Lovely kitty photo Palms....yours???

Like your cubism picture...I did one somewhere else and enjoyed the experience...will do more i think...

Drach....Be happy with your painting......its good...

Craig....This ones a nice painting...think the heavier texture suits it!

I did mine in Photoshop CS2, first i cropped a little,ran a sketch action and then brought the color back with the ahb....used Flaming Pears Aetherize to brighten it up some! frame is an action...i cant remember where i got it from so i can zip it to anyone who would like it...its called X frame...

Patricia....
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:10 AM
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thanks, palms i hadnt played with impressionist in a while.

and yours is an interesting effect. what were the steps? (roughly. dont need the whole workflow)

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Old 09-08-2006, 09:13 AM
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nice, patricia. is that the same frame action i commented on in the other thread? i do like that drop shadow effect on it.

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Old 09-08-2006, 09:30 AM
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Cute kitty! (That coming from someone who is not really fond of cats..LOL)

Soft blurs and smudges on the kitty and then painted back eyes, whiskers, nose details with the history brush.

Selected the background with Select Color Range and softened with a Lens Blur.

Marquee selected the "photo" area of kitty, rotated and added a white stroke. Created the background with Render->Fabric filter.
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Old 09-08-2006, 11:59 AM
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Not a cat lover myself, but this picture was too cute, had to have a go.
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Old 09-08-2006, 12:13 PM
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Craig it is the same frame but its an action for Photoshop...will have a look on the net and see if i can find one for PSP...when i have a mo...Thanks for your comment...

Swampy...Again an imaginative look...very nice...

Gary...Nicely detailed and framed picture...

Patricia...
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